Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program

Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements. To apply for any of the roles below, applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to the safety of both our clients and staff and engaging in a diverse workforce. Unison encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTIQ+ communities to join our workforce. 

Current employment opportunities:

Place Manager

Opportunity to work within our dynamic teams to deliver high quality tenancy and property management services to a diverse range of people.

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focused approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks

On Offer

  • x1 Permanent, full-time position and x1 12-month fixed-term, full-time position
  • Salary $76,320 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Find the Full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmes@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Facilities Advisor

Exciting opportunity for a Facilities Advisor to coordinate and manage the services provided to assets.

About the role

The Facilities Advisors manage a geographical portfolio of assets and ensure the services provided to assets are delivered in a timely manner, to appropriate standards and ensure value for money.

Key aspects of this role will be to manage responsive and planned maintenance, instruct and coordinate vacant maintenance, manage building and contractor compliance, and provide high quality services to Unison stakeholders and tenants.

About you

You will demonstrate a professional, dynamic and friendly customer focused attitude. You will be managing all aspects of building compliance, planned maintenance, vacant property maintenance, KPI targets, ensuring the smooth running of contractor operations and assisting in overall service delivery.

You will also possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills and previous experience liaising between management, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritise tasks and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Building services or maintenance experience
  • Ability to conduct high quality building inspections and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience as a Facilities or Building Services Coordinator or Facilities Manager or Administrator
  • A trades background or relevant tertiary qualification is desired
  • Previous roles in not-for-profit sector will be viewed favourably

On Offer

  • Full-time position, 12-Month Maximum term contract consisting of:
  • Base Salary $84,854 per annum (plus 10% super)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Access to Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option available
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Fully maintained vehicle available for private use

To Apply

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: facilitiesadvisors@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Private Access Worker

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued then we would love to hear from you!

About Unison

Unison is a not for profit Organisation that  provides a diverse range of housing services across Victoria, including social housing, affordable housing, private rental, transitional housing and owners corporation services.

We believe that affordable housing is the foundation on which to build a life of value, but that a good life takes more than just housing. A good life takes place in a community.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison also assists over 3000 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

About the role

The Private Rental Access (PRA) worker will work as part of a small team to secure head leased properties from the private rental market and social housing owned or managed by Unison and to manage these tenancies within the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA). 

Reporting to the Team Leader, this role plays a key part in Unison’s partnership with Melbourne City Mission (MCM) and cohealth, to deliver the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program in Melbourne’s North and Western regions of our homelessness services.

About you

Successful candidates will possess exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take direction and work as part of a team.

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • Are self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Are dedicated with experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs 
  • Have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with services users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm with a positive team-working approach

On Offer

  • Full-Time - Fixed Term role for 12 months.
  • Salary $76,320.27 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: prapw@unison.org.au.
  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please apply immediately. This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Project Manager - Asset Management

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, then we would love to hear from you!

About Unison

Unison is a not for profit organisation that provides a diverse range of housing services in Victoria, including social housing, affordable housing, private rental, transitional housing and owner’s corporation services.

We believe that affordable housing is the foundation on which to build a life of value, but that a good life takes more than just housing. A good life takes place in a community.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison also assists over 3,500 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

About the role

This is a 12 month, fixed-term opportunity. You will be responsible for the planning, co-ordination and delivery of maintenance and construction projects at existing property assets, including occupied premises.

Key responsibilities include:

Project Management

  • Prepare project documentation and scopes of work suitable for pricing and make recommendations on project approach, design, and construction methodologies, in collaboration with external consultants where appropriate
  • Undertake procurement processes to engage contractors and consultants in line with relevant policies and procedures
  • Consult with relevant authorities to achieve required permits and approvals
  • Prepare budgets, project plans and schedules; monitor the quality, time and cost outcomes; and provide regular project status reports
  • Administer construction contracts and payments; inspect and monitor construction progress on site; and take corrective action where required  

Compliance and Risk

  • Ensure assigned projects are delivered in accordance with the relevant approvals and contractual requirements
  • Oversee due diligence process to ensure adherence and compliance with all relevant codes, acts and regulations as determined by statutory authorities and regulatory bodies. This includes but is not limited to the Building Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Stakeholder Relations

  • Develop and maintain effective collaborative partnerships with external stakeholders

About you

We are seeking a self-motivated person with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community. The successful candidate will have significant experience in project management, contract administration and stakeholder engagement.

On Offer

Remuneration package of over $102,000, including superannuation and 17.5% leave loading.

Unison provides a flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment including 5 weeks annual leave. Further, you can get up to $15,900 tax free through salary packaging.

To apply

There is no need to address the key selection criteria individually, though an overall letter outlining what you would bring to the role is appreciated.

Screening for this position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.  Closing date will be Friday 14 January 2022.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people in the LGBTIQ+ community and people living with a disability.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Human Resources Coordinator

Unison provides a diverse range of housing services in Victoria, including social housing, affordable housing, transitional housing and owners’ corporation services.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison assists over 3,500 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Unison is actively recruiting for the following opportunity:

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Human Resources Coordinator, on a 6 month part time contract based at our Melbourne office, although currently working from home. You will work as part of a small People Services team and deliver generalist human resources services, administration and support. . 

Your primary focus will be recruitment, on-boarding, contracts preparation, training coordination, off-boarding, and general HR admin: a real all-rounder. No two days are the same and you will experience HR delivered at a fast pace and responsive to the needs of the organisation. 

In return you will join a welcoming and supportive organisation, access excellent learning opportunities and mentoring, a great salary and benefits such as 5 weeks paid annual leave (pro rata for part-time employees), additional personal leave, a vibrant Social Club, and more. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic team player, who is solution focused and passionate about exceptional customer service, keen to learn, and with a good eye for detail.   

To be successful for this role you will have:

  • Cert IV in Human Resources [or working towards] and demonstrated experience in a HR Coordinator/Admin role
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sound time management and organisational skills
  • Exceptional computer skills, particularly in MS Office
  • Hold and maintain a current Australian Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Record check
  • WWCC

If this position sounds like you please apply now to careers@unison.org.au including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and why you believe you are the person for the role, along with your current resume.

A copy of the position description is available from the Unison Careers page.

Applications close: Friday 4 February 2022

Risk and Compliance Officer

 

About Unison

Unison is a not for profit Organisation that provides a diverse range of housing services across Victoria and in Adelaide, including social housing, affordable housing, private rental, transitional housing and owners corporation services. 

We believe that affordable housing is the foundation on which to build a life of value, but that a good life takes more than just housing. A good life takes place in a community.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison also assists over 3000 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

About the role 

The Risk and Compliance Officer will work closely with the Risk and Compliance Manager to:

  • Contribute to the development and improvement of Unison’s quality, risk and compliance systems supporting organisational capability and performance
  • Support Unison to meet Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) standards via participating in internal and external audits
  • Support quality improvement initiatives and working groups

The Risk and Compliance Officer role reports to the Risk and Compliance Manager within the Corporate Services Team. 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Has a relevant qualification
  • Min 3 years’ experience in related areas/ projects
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License.
  • Ability to show initiative, be a self-starter and work autonomously.
  • Approachable with a positive, cooperative and constructive attitude to work and working with others.
  • Results driven and innovative
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Positive team-working approach
  • Ability to navigate and work within quality assurance systems and standards
  • Project Management skills and experience 
  • Well-developed information system skills – word processing, excel, data-bases.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills.

On Offer

  • Fixed Term 6 month part-time position (0.4 to 0.6FTE)
  • 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata for per-time employees) with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • An individually catered comprehensive Induction Plan for each employee providing you with the knowledge and tools to understand your role, our services and programs
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff 

To Apply 

  • Please send your application to careers@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted..
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. 
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

Team Leader - H4F

Unison provides a diverse range of housing services in Victoria, including social housing, affordable housing, transitional housing and owners’ corporation services.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison assists over 3,500 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Unison is actively recruiting for the following fixed-term opportunity:

Unison, in partnership with Uniting Victoria and Tasmania and MacKillop Family Services, has recently been funded to deliver the Victorian Government’s Homes for Families (H4F) program in Melbourne’s North and Western regions. H4F will provide medium to long term housing for families who were accommodated in hotels as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic in October 2021.

The H4F Team Leader will lead a small team to:

  • oversee the program across North and Western Melbourne
  • secure head leased properties from the private rental market
  • allocate head leased and social housing properties to families who have been allocated a H4H housing and support package
  • manage these tenancies within the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA)
  • collaborate with support partners to stabilise tenancies and secure long term housing outcomes for families 
  • reporting to the funding body and partners as required

To be successful for this role you will have:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences OR experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act (1997)
  • Knowledge of mechanisms contributing to, and maintaining, disadvantage/poverty and housing insecurity and homelessness
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to others when needed and work well and effectively as a team member and independently
  • Approachable with a positive, cooperative and constructive attitude to work and working with others
  • Ability to show initiative, be a self-starter and work autonomously 
  • Ability to cope in a busy, dynamic service to meet the requirements of our service and departmental targets.

In return you will join a welcoming and supportive organisation, access excellent learning opportunities and mentoring, a great salary and benefits such as 5 weeks paid annual leave, additional personal leave, access to RDOs, a vibrant Social Club, and more.

If this position sounds like you please apply now to careers@unison.org.au including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and why you believe you are the person for the role, along with your current resume.

Applications close: Friday 18 February 2021

Private Rental Head Lease Worker - H4F

Unison provides a diverse range of housing services in Victoria, including social housing, affordable housing, transitional housing and owners’ corporation services.

We provide affordable housing, and work to reduce disadvantage and social exclusion for people who have previously been homeless, by helping to create communities around them. Unison assists over 3,500 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Unison is actively recruiting for the following opportunity:

Unison, in partnership with Uniting Victoria and Tasmania and MacKillop Family Services, has recently been funded to deliver the Victorian Government’s Homes for Families (H4F) program in Melbourne’s North and Western regions. H4F will provide medium to long term housing for families who were accommodated in hotels as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic in October 2021.

The Private Rental Head Lease Worker – Homes for Families (H4F) will:

  • secure head leased properties from the private rental market for families who are homeless and referred by a support partner
  • allocate head leased and social housing properties to families who have been allocated a H4F housing and support package
  • manage these tenancies within the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA)
  • collaborate with support partners to stabilise tenancies and secure long term housing outcomes for families 
  • data collection and reporting as required

To be successful for this role you will have:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences OR experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act (1997)
  • Knowledge of mechanisms contributing to, and maintaining, disadvantage/poverty and housing insecurity and homelessness 
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high support needs and challenging behaviours

In return you will join a welcoming and supportive organisation, access excellent learning opportunities and mentoring, a great salary and benefits such as 5 weeks paid annual leave, additional personal leave, access to RDOs, a vibrant Social Club, and more.

If this position sounds like you please apply now to careers@unison.org.au including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and why you believe you are the person for the role, along with your current resume.

Applications close: Friday 18 February 2021